Remote Mich. village abuzz over shipwreck search

FAIRPORT, Mich. (AP) — French and U.S. experts are continuing their search for the 17th-century ship Griffin, which they believe sank in northern Lake Michigan in 1679. Three French underwater archaeologists were planning to dive Monday afternoon at…

Businessman tries his luck at building pot brand

SEATTLE (AP) — The plans of a former Microsoft manager to create the “Starbucks of Pot” are worrying other activists who pushed for the legalization of marijuana in Washington state. They say Jamen Shively’s ambitions don’t merely raise…

Evaluation says OH man not insane when girl killed

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio judge has set an Aug. 19 trial date for a man accused of killing his 5-year-old niece. Trial had been delayed for 19-year-old Matt……

NJ wants notice of outside agencies’ surveillance

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are trying to require law enforcement agencies from elsewhere to tell local authorities before conducting counterterrorism surveillance in the state. The proposal comes after a series of articles by The Associated…

Pro-Obama group airing health ads

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outside group supporting President Barack Obama’s agenda plans to air a series of ads this summer promoting Obama’s health care overhaul. Organizing for Action intends to spend at least $1 million this summer on…

Hitchhiking cat ‘Mata Hairi’ headed home to Oregon

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Portland, Ore., man whose cat had been missing since last year will soon be reunited with the well-traveled feline, courtesy of the transient who’s been caring for her more than nine months. Ron…

Indiana woman condemned for killing at 15 is freed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who was sentenced to death at age 16 after she confessed to her part in the torture and murder of a 78-year-old bible studies teacher has been released from an Indiana prison after…

Joint Chiefs chairman visits embattled nuke base

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Monday was slated to visit a North Dakota Air Force base that has been plagued for years by missteps involving nuclear weapons. Army Gen. Martin…

Travelers says Rose plans to play in Connecticut

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Open champion Justin Rose has no plans to take any time off after winning his first major championship. Nathan Grube, the tournament director at the Travelers Championship, said Rose’s wife, Kate, called shortly…

Summary of Supreme Court actions Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday handed down decisions in five cases and agreed to hear two important appeals in the fall. Among the court’s actions: — Struck down, by a 7-2 vote, Arizona’s proof-of-citizenship law…

Dave Chappelle to headline monthlong comedy tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Chappelle is making his most substantial return to stand-up comedy with a one-month tour for Funny Or Die. The comedian will headline the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, which kicks off Aug. 23…

GOP-backed bill expands Ohio’s abortion rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Women seeking an abortion in Ohio would have to wait longer to undergo the procedure and listen to their doctors describe all of the fetus’ &……

4 refuse food until Philly school aides rehired

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two parents and two employees of the Philadelphia school district are going on a hunger strike until the system gets additional funding. The activ……
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Man pleads in stabbing

A Sharon man pleaded guilty Monday to fatally stabbing a Sharon woman more than 30 times.…

Woman dies after fall from Pittsburgh balcony

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a Pittsburgh woman who fell from a fourth-floor apartment balcony has died. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner says that 77-year-……

2 Philly medics attacked by man who was hit by car

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say two medics were attacked by a patient they had been treating after he was hit by a vehicle in Philadelphia. It happened around 5:40 a……

Protesters back in streets of Brazilian cities

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian protesters angered by a hike in bus and subway fares are promising to hold their biggest demonstration yet in Sao Paulo. However, police say they will take a less confrontational approach and will…

US stocks rise ahead of Fed policy meeting

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising in midday trading as traders expect the Federal Reserve to continue its stimulus of the U.S. economy when it meets this week. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 160 points,…

Pa. man guilty of third-degree in 2012 stabbing

SHARON, Pa. (AP) — A 20-year-old western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of third-degree murder in the death of a 42-year-old woman last year. M……

Hamas urges former ally Hezbollah to leave Syria

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian militant group Hamas has urged Lebanon’s Hezbollah, a former ally, to withdraw its fighters from Syria, signaling growing sectarian tensions over the war there. Hezbollah, a Shiite Muslim movement, is helping…